Companion Mode And OTP: Steps to Link Your WhatsApp to 4 Phones, iPhone to Android

Companion Mode And OTP: Steps to Link Your WhatsApp to 4 Phones, iPhone to Android

  • Mark Zuckerberg announced a new WhatsApp feature that allows one account to be linked to up to four phones
  • The new feature will be made available to users in the coming weeks, according to a statement by WhatsApp
  • The company said it would enable a QR code that will allow users to link to more smartphones

Meta's Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg, has announced that the messaging platform, WhatsApp, is introducing a multi-device login support, which allows users to access the same WhatsApp account on up to four phones. reported that the Meta CEO disclosed that the feature would roll out and be available to users in the coming weeks.

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WhatsApp's new feature allows users to connect to multiple phones. Credit: WhatsApp
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Linked devices to function independently

According to reports, the new feature allows each linked device to function independently even when the primary device is not connected to the internet, ensuring users continue to receive messages on the linked phones.

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WhatsApp says if the primary phone remains inactive without internet for a long time, the linked or independent devices will automatically log out.

Connect companion phones to WhatsApp

Meta, the parent company of WhatsApp, confirmed that there are many ways to add companion devices to a user’s WhatsApp account.

Before, users were required to enter their phone number on the secondary device and then enter a One-Time Password received on the primary phone. Users could also add a companion phone by scanning the primary device's Quick Response (QR) code.

WhatsApp users can link their account on an Android or iPhone device and then add a companion device, either an Android or iOS device.

Steps to linking four smartphones to one account

  • Open WhatsApp on your primary smartphone.
  • Tap the ⋮ overflow menu.
  • Tap Linked devices.
  • Tap the green Link a Device button.
  • Scan the QR code displayed on your other phone.
  • Your secondary phone will start synchronising your messages.

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